Logos and Co-Branding

The CFAES logo is the most instantly recognizable part of our brand. It unites us with Ohio State, one of the leading teaching and research institutions in the country. We use the college logo on every piece we design, because we share in the heritage of excellence that Ohio State is renowned for worldwide. We’re proud of this connection. It’s a legacy worth honoring in all of our communications.


The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences logo

Ohio State’s brand guidelines strictly limit which units may be connected with the university logo. For all CFAES units—including CFAES itself—only the college name may be connected with the university logo, and we must use only the approved versions available for download on the College Logo page. Other college units (mission areas, departments, program areas, etc.) should be identified as outlined on the Unit ID page. Our goal is to always make clear the connection between CFAES and CFAES units, and then show that connection to the university itself.

Logos are not available and may not be used for internal college units such as Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), Ohio State ATI, departments, program areas, volunteer groups, arboretums, etc.

When partnering with an external group or organization that needs a mark to identify Extension, OARDC, ATI, or another unit within the college, contact the CFAES Brand Approval Team. CFAES Marketing and Communications has created special wordmarks that may be used by CFAES’ external partners. These marks may not be used in communications created by internal or college employees.

We may, however, use the 4-H clover and other external and nationally recognized logos, by following the guidelines on the Co-Branding page.

For more information about logo use, see brand.osu.edu/logo.